Wanderlust Everyday

Wednesdays in the office are all about Wanderlust, part of my job being to update our social media outlets, and all social media outlets loving daily clever hashtags (#WanderlustWednesday). Anywho, I love Wanderlust Wednesday, both inside and outside of the office. While traveling is obviously an amazing, breath-catching, cultural blending experience in itself, sitting at…

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Mental Health Check In – The Mother of All Nihilist Crises.

It is time for a much-need, long-awaited Mental Health Check In. You guys. Being a mom is HARD. It is also the most rewarding, most beneficial, soul altering thing you could possibly do with your life. Holding my kids recharges my soul, I swear they do something to me that nothing else in the known…

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Small Stories for Our Second: Week 33

Week 33 How have I only done a few of these posts and it is already week 33?! I will tell you how; having a 1-year-old and being pregnant is MUCH harder than I thought it would be. Don’t get me wrong, it is not impossible, I can and do handle it, and I absolutely…

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A Bathroom Greeting

‘Is that….is that blood?’ ‘Would you like me to lie and make you feel better or tell you the truth?’ She couldn’t comprehend what she was seeing, Ryker’s words fading into the distance as she took stock of her gruesome surroundings. She had just gotten ready in this bathroom this morning. It was clean. It…

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Small Stories for Our Second: Brain Swabs and Hand-Me-Downs

Hello, kiddo! We are halfway through week 29 and I feel updates are needed, my little love. At our last appointment, we learned you are measuring out two weeks ahead, most likely meaning you are a big, strong, healthy baby. So far, all in all, this has been another easy pregnancy, with the same complaints…

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Some Days

Some days during pregnancy I just want to go back to sleep, shut it all out, and start over again. Some days these stupid pregnancy hormones make me cry and yell about everything, and I HATE not being in control. Some days, the depression overwhelms me and I feel I am a failure as a…

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Meet Clara Straight – Missouri Life Magazine Feature

Meet Clara Straight Smiling widely and eager to chat, 100-year-old Clara Straight comes to the door, as birds in nearby bushes and blooming flowers chirp merrily… Clara was born in 1919, and her family moved to Yarrow, southwest of Kirksville, when she was just six weeks old. Her love for nature and painting both came…

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Haven’t We Come So Far?

Haven’t we come so far? Why are we still doing this? There is certainly a lot I do not understand being a young white female, but certainly, certainly there are things I really do understand about this. Racism is EVERYWHERE. It probably is even within me, and my privilege and upbringing have blinded me to…

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The Beauty of the Farm

As I said in my last post, blogging has been the last thing on my mind lately, but I miss it and I miss you all! Here’s a little photo dump from our last adventure on the farm, as we have moved into town to make things easier on the kiddo(s) and mom.

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Small Stories for Our Second: The COVID Phase

Since COVID madness has hit the world I haven’t really been thinking of blogging or logging my thoughts about pregnancy or life in general, but it hit me today that this is exactly the time I need to be documenting my thoughts, the state of the world, and the stories I have to share with…

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